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Croft House

Lamplugh, Cumbria
Sleeps 12
Bedrooms 6
Bathrooms 3
Change Fri
Dogs welcome 3
4 star
Internet access
Travel cot available
Highchair available
3 more

At a glance

  • Impressive, Lakeland, holiday home, ideal for group stays
  • Beautiful, mature, shared grounds, with leafy, secret garden
  • Perfect for scenic fell walks and visits to nearby rivers and lakes
Property code: SZ151

A handsome, country home sleeping up to 12 guests and set in gorgeous, leafy gardens, within the picturesque village of Lamplugh, close to Loweswater and Crummock Water.

This splendid barn conversion boasts a wonderful sitting room that makes a great area for everyone to get together in. The gardens are fabulous and include a secret garden in among the rhododendrons. There are also two neighbouring houses allowing several families to stay on the same site in separate houses if required.

Lamplugh is the perfect starting place to explore the fells, rivers, lakes and tarns of this beautiful part of the Lake District. There are a variety of walks right from the front door, or Loweswater Lake is just 3 miles away, with Buttermere and Crummock just a mile or two beyond. In the opposite direction is Ennerdale Lake with its forest walks and mountain biking.

For shops, Cockermouth (10 mins) has a Sainsbury's as well as a wide variety of smaller independent shops, pubs and cafes. The Kirkstile Inn at Loweswater is renowned throughout the Lakes for the quality of its food and ales. This 400-year-old pub has excellent food, open fires and its own brewery, and has been awarded the CAMRA Pub of the Year for West Cumbria and Western Lake District.

The main living accommodation is upstairs with a sumptuous living room which has a dining area to seat 12 in style. There are a variety of board games for entertainment and a widescreen TV. This is a light and airy room with chandeliers, comfortable seating, fantastic views and a large dining table which easily seats 12 (or more if you wish).

The kitchen is also upstairs - it is fully furnished with an electric, ceramic range cooker, two fridges, freezer, dishwasher, and microwave. There is also washing machine, tumble dryer, iron and ironing board in a small room off the downstairs hallway.

Downstairs, the spacious hallway leads to two double bedrooms, one twin bedroom, a bunk bedroom, a bathroom and an additional toilet. The bedrooms each have their own basin (with the exception of the bunk bedroom).

Upstairs is a further bedroom with a double bed and en-suite shower room. There is also an additional twin bedroom plus a bathroom with shower.

The garden is large with a big chestnut tree to provide some shade in the summer and conkers in the autumn. There is also a secret garden which opens out to a hidden BBQ area over one of the bridges across the stream (please remember to bring your own BBQ with you). There are many small nooks and crannies and plenty of outdoor furniture to help you enjoy the beauty of it all.

Dogs are charged at £20 each per full or part week.

Please note there is a refundable £100 security deposit for this property payable closer to the start of your holiday.

  • 6 bedrooms – 1 super-king-size (zip-and-link, which can be made into twins upon request), 2 doubles, 2 twins, 1 bunk bedroom
  • 3 bathrooms – 1 bathroom with free standing bath and hand held shower, 1 shower room and 1 en-suite shower room
  • Electric, range-style cooker, two fridges, freezer, dishwasher, and microwave
  • Washing machine and tumble dryer
  • TV
  • Wi-Fi included
  • Private garden, plus large shared gardens
  • Parking for up to 5 cars
  • 3 dogs welcome
  • This property can be booked with two other holiday homes on the site
  • Pub, 4 miles away; shops, cafes, restaurants and supermarkets, 7 miles away
  • Please supervise children and dogs near the stream

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Location

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The Lake District National Park is situated in the north west of England in the county of Cumbria. It is famously home to England’s tallest peak, largest lake, deepest lake and some of the most beautiful views in the British Isles. It has been a major draw for holidaymakers for over 200 years and its popularity shows no signs that this will diminish anytime soon. Adding to the spectacle, there are long-distance walking trails, endless history and culture to appreciate, as well as an unbeatable array of outdoor activities to try in some exceptionally eye-catching locations.

Mountains, lakes, rocky rivers, waterfalls, and valleys lined by stone walls characterise the Lake District National Park. Add to this vision slate-roofed villages, winding country roads, arctic alpine and wildflower meadows, and beautiful birds such as skylarks, curlews, meadow pipits, and lapwings, which all provide the perfect backdrop for a holiday. The poet, William Wordsworth, who lived in Grasmere, wrote a guidebook of the area in 1810, and very little has changed in the region to tie it into the modern world. The centre of the Lake District is dominated by its craggy mountains such as Scafell Pike and its exceptional lakes like Windermere, Ullswater, Derwentwater, Coniston Water and so many more.

Each of the Lake District’s towns has a village sensibility, yet all of them offer handy amenities, cultural attractions and some of the North West’s best places to eat and drink. Top visitor attractions include The World of Beatrix Potter, Sizergh Castle, Hill Top, Go Ape Grizedale, Grizedale Forest, Fellini and Zefferelli’s Cinema/Restaurants, the Bluebird Mk II, Ravenglass Roman Bathouse alongside a world of outdoor sporting and activity providers. Natural landmarks include Aira Force, Tarn Hows, Scaffell Pike, Castlerigg Stone Circle, The Old Man of Coniston, Helvellyn and Skiddaw. Pull on your walking boots and traverse the long-distance walking trails of the Lakes like Wainwright’s Coast to Coast, and the Tour of the Lake District.

As you get to know the region better, you will find evidence of prehistoric and ancient man in the Lake District, as there are standing stones, circles, and rows to find, as well as one of the largest standing Roman buildings in the UK. Visit Ravenglass, one of the UK’s oldest settlements and the only coastal village in the Lake District; it has beautiful waterside views of the Munros of Southern Scotland. Remnants of the region’s industrial activity can be traced in the form of bobbin mills, gunpowder mills, and mines. The Lakes also have some famous literary and art associations, including Beatrix Potter, John Ruskin, Arthur Ransome, Samuel Taylor Coleridge, William Wordsworth, JMW Turner, John Constable, LS Lowry and Percy Kelly.

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